Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras attract congressional concern

[ad_1] In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Ernie Field pushes the doorbell on his Ring doorbell camera at his home in Wolcott, Conn. Amazon-owned doorbell camera company Ring is facing questions from a U.S. senator over its partnerships with police departments around the country. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, sent a letter […]

400 US police agencies partner with Amazon on smart doorbell

[ad_1] Amazon’s smart doorbell Ring, which includes a video camera, is being promoted by US police departments as part of crime prevention efforts, while civil liberties activists warn of expanded surveillance Amazon said Wednesday more than 400 US police departments had joined its “Ring Neighbors” network, a program aimed at curbing crime using video from […]